Let me just start by saying thank you again to the many people who volunteered and attended the oyster fry March 4.
It truly was a fantastic day in Frederick. We served roughly 950 people a generous plate of delectable oysters. The event was a huge success and many local businesses saw an increase in revenues as well as our local attractions. I’m always so proud to get to show Frederick off to others and help our community remember what a great place we live in.
Now let me fast forward to spring break.
Frederick Public School children and staff are enjoying a much needed week off. Some are on vacation while others may be in Oklahoma City at the Oklahoma Youth Expo showing off their livestock projects. For those of you hanging out in Frederick, I hope you have taken advantage of our 40 Things to do in Frederick for Spring Break contest. What is that you ask? I’ll tell ya.
Over the past couple of years a list was put together of 40 things to do in Frederick. Some unique and some delicious. Things as simple as eating in our local restaurants to dipping your toes in Lake Frederick make up the list. Of the 40 things on the list we ask that participants complete at least 20 of them and post them to social media tagging the Chamber. This allows our kids to really understand what all we have in Frederick and hopefully remind them to tell others. It also gives many businesses and attractions a boost on social media perhaps drawing in a few new customers.
After the participant has completed those 20 things they need to let the Chamber know their name and phone number, all those names go into a hat and one lucky winner gets $50 in Chamber bucks. Those Chamber bucks can be spent just like money at almost every Chamber member we have. This just sounds like a win-win situation to me.
The contest is open to Frederick middle and high school students as well as college students home for break. If a kiddo doesn’t have a social media account, they are welcomed to use an adult’s, but please make sure the child is in the selfie. Participants have until Sunday to complete their journey through Frederick.
The list can be found on the Chamber Facebook page, Twitter posts as well to the website www.frederickokchamber.org. I hope you will encourage the students in your life to take advantage of this opportunity to learn about Frederick and possibly get paid for it.
Don’t forget. Be kind. Be heard. Be local.
Reach Felisha Crawford at [email protected] or 580-335-2126.